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Honor in Nursing

University of Mississippi Medical Center presented Peggy "Denise" Adams with the 2014 Excellence in Nursing award May 7 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

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Five Nuns Walk into a Bar ...

From Sally Field as the "Flying Nun" to Whoopi Goldberg in the "Sister Act" franchise, nuns hold a special place in our collective hearts. Black Rose Theatre will tap into ...

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Active and Adventurous

Camp Tiger Tails on the Jackson State University campus is the just the right cure for summer time boredom.

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‘Ogres Are Like Onions’

Who could have predicted that when "Shrek" came out in 2001, the inverse fairy tale would captivate audiences so? The animated film spawned three more movies and, now, a theater ...

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Jesus in the La-Z-Boy

Grilled catfish, watermelon donkeys and Jesus in a La-Z-Boy might not be what you envision while reading the story of Martha and Mary, but it's exactly what you will find ...

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An Apology from Mother to Son

Here are some tips from psychotherapist Anne Toles, who works at Watershed Counseling Associates in Jackson, about asking your child for forgiveness.

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Welcome, Amigos

It's not every day that Capitol and State streets transform into a colorful fiesta with fragrant smells of carne asada, elote grilling and the aria of mariachi music lingering in ...

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Walk to Fight for Lupus

After awareness walks and runs for many illnesses, but none in Mississippi for lupus, Krystal Knight began to organize the first annual Fight 4 Lupus Walk.

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Comfort in Tradition

The winter holidays and their emphasis on tradition are a comfort for many people in an age where people's lives are increasingly busy and ever changing.

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“Chicago the Musical” comes to Jackson Nov. 5 and 6.

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Holy Tandemony

For some people, exercise is a way to disconnect from the world for a period of time each day. Many enjoy going for long runs or bike rides alone as ...

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Roz Roy Teaching at MCM

When your kids are with Roz Roy, they are in good hands. As their guide, Roy helps children make art that is personal to them.

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Start Early, Start Right

In Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) it says, "Start children off on the way they should go and, even when they are old, they will not turn from it." Even if you ...

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Blooming Book Club

Jackson writer Eudora Welty inspired the name of the Cereus Readers book club, pronounced "serious." She and her friends would come together to watch the annual night-blooming of the cereus ...

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Leap of Faith

It is usually our challenges in life that lead to our biggest accomplishments. Danielle Wells, 27, is a testament to this fact.

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Noland Smith

Known as "Super Gnat" due to his small stature (5-foot-7-inches and 154 pounds), Noland Smith proved he had the fight, drive and passion to play pro football.

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Pure Bliss

SpaBeca not only caters to the individual, but to wedding parties, couples and mother-daughter duos. It also offers special packages, coupons, gift certificates and deals.

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Bringing Disco Back: Storyteller’s Ball

All the glitz and glamour of the '70s New York nightclub scene is coming to Jackson.

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Read the Book First

My husband and I have struck a deal with our 11-year-old son, Mateo, regarding the "Harry Potter" series: To see the movie, he has to read the book.

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We Achieve More Together

As an educator and a parent, I understand how important it is to have a good parent/teacher relationship from the beginning of the school year.


The Heart of Chick Ball

The JFP Chick Ball is more than just a night of entertainment and merriment—at the heart of the Chick Ball is a vehicle to shine a light to victimization in ...

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Lisa Palmer

Like a fine wine or a vintage roadster, some things just get better as they mature. At the age of 53, Lisa Palmer has a youthful vitality and modest confidence ...

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Losing to Win

Who better to get people motivated to lose weight, than someone who has lost weight--a lot of a weight and on national television?


Off to the Races

Relay For Life, dates vary based on location. An event for the American Cancer Society, communities organize overnight fundraising walks.

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Alien Abduction

Paul Lacoste's training camp gave ShaWanda Jacome the confidence to run in this year's Warrior Dash.

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I Am Strong, I Am Invincible, I Am Woman

Kristin Gazaway is promoting healthy eating in local elementary schools.

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Lunchbox Adventure

As an elementary librarian at Woodville Heights Elementary in south Jackson, I get the opportunity to share books with kids on a plethora of topics.

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Arms of a Sister (or Brother)

I was an only child until age 10, at which time my parents sprang the news that I would soon have a new baby brother or sister.

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Skylar Laine

Skylar Laine will perform a "Country Christmas" December 1 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center.

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Water: Refreshingly Healthy

Agua. Wasser. Eau. Voda. Maji. Regardless of what you call it, water serves the same function. Water is a necessary element; regardless of race, gender or age, we all need ...

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Sisters from Another Mister

Friendships, new and old, take commitment and self-sacrifice; but the rewards are plentiful.


Inspiration, Indeed

The melodies of gospel music were a constant staple during my childhood, whether it played softly while my mother read her Bible or my dad sang its refrains while doing ...

Eating Out

Favorite Meals

Jackson has a diverse selection of restaurants to choose from. Try some of these meals at my favorite places.


My Little Green Friend

Limes may be small, but they pack a large, flavorful punch. Both tart and sweet, limes complement an assortment of dishes and beverages. Limes are in the citrus family (related ...

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With the End in Mind

Once two lovebirds decide to spend the rest of their lives together, lots of planning for the wedding and the reception must begin. It's easy to run into mental and ...


Sweating Together

How do you combine socializing and exercise? Take multi-tasking to a whole new level and throw a fitness party. Whether it is with your friends, family, church or your co-workers, ...


Sweat Together: The Menu

What you eat after you exercise is vitally important. You've worked so hard to burn calories, now take it easy with a light meal. And remember, small portions are best.


Beware the Big C

One of the best things a man can do for his family is to care for his health.


From Clueless to Meatless

A few years ago, I could not have told you the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan. Furthermore, I wouldn't have been able to even fathom a life without ...


Fun on the Road

This past weekend, I traveled with my son's Cub Scout troop to Louisiana for a tour of the Honey Island Swamp. As cliché as the phrase is, it doesn't stop ...


Royal Cocktails

You may not be royalty, but that shouldn't stop you from adding a little pizzazz to your summer wedding. Consider adding these royal-themed drinks to your bar menu. They're provided ...

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Parenting Styles

Your child may not have come with a handbook on how to be a good parent, but you can learn nevertheless. Many factors determine how you choose to parent. The ...

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Steps to Adoption

Choosing to adopt is a major decision that can reap rewarding and unfathomable benefits of giving an orphaned child a place to call home.

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How to Live in a Multi-Generational Household

The number of people living in multi-generational households has steadily increased over the last three decades, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2008, 49 million Americans lived in ...


New Moms' Care and Feeding

Mateo was about 4 when I reached a point of complete and utter despair. "Mom, I can't do this. I'm going to lose it. Can you please help me with ...


Grad Gifts

After all that hard work of studying and passing tests, your grad deserves something great. So why not get them something they could use?


A Gift with Meaning

Artisan Jennifer Taylor, 36, has been designing jewelry since 2008. The "i am ME!" necklace was inspired by a scripture found in Song of Solomon 4:7: "You are altogether beautiful, ...

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Amazing Teens

We asked the community to suggest young people who have overcome challenges or who are working to make a difference and, thus, influencing other kids as well as adults. Readers ...


The Schwindickermans

First there were Bennifer and Tomkat, and then came Brangelina. And now Jackson has the Schwindickermans, also known as Darren Schwindaman, 27, and Melia Dicker, 30. The playfulness of combining ...